Lindgren Gets The Nod For Capitals In Return To St. Louis

Charlie Lindgren was the first goaltender off of the ice in the Washington Capitals’ morning skate on Thursday, indicating that the 28-year-old will start against the St. Louis Blues (8 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington in-market, ESPN+ out-of-market)l He spent last season in their organization.

Lindgren went 5-0-0 with a .958 save percentage and 1.22 goals-against average in five NHL games with St. Louis. He also posted a .925 save percentage and a 2.21 goals-against average in 34 games with the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds before signing a three-year contract with Washington on July 13 as an unrestricted free agent.

In five games with Washington this season, Lindgren has gone 2-1-1 with a .915 save percentage and a 2.98 goals-against average.

Washington hosts the defending Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche on Saturday in what is expected to be starter Darcy Kuemper’s first game against Colorado since backstopping them to the mountain top last season.

Washington has lost the first two games of their three-game road trip and is 4-6-2 since beating the Metropolitan Division-leading New Jersey Devils on October 24. They enter Thursday’s game in St. Louis sixth in the division with a 7-9-2 record and seventh with a .444 points percentage.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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